Vegan “leather” footwear launched

December 31, 2018

German family-run brand Thies has launched a footwear line made from “olivenleder,” a vegan leather created from olive leaves. The shoes are created via a process offered by wet-green®. Developed by a company of the same name, the product is a plant-based concentrate produced from an aqueous olive leaf extract. This patented method for producing leather uses the …

Developing the xEMU for deep space exploration

April 23, 2018

NASA’s next generation spacesuit will require new textiles to meet extreme demands. Human space exploration is one of the most ambitious and exciting endeavors upon which mankind has ever embarked, and it has always been an integral part of the U.S. space program. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) sent our first astronaut, Alan …